On Friday night in Montreal, the Hurricanes offered up a second helping.
Leo Morris picked up a monumental offensive rebound after a missed free throw to score, and the Hurricanes held on for a thrilling 87-86 win over the top-seeded Langara Falcons in the semifinals of the CCAA men’s basketball championships.
Chase Bowden was named player of the game with 25 points and 14 rebounds, while Alvin Parker stepped up once again, scoring 20 points and nine assists.
However, it was senior player Morris, who finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, who played the hero in this game.
The Hurricanes, seeded fifth in the tournament as the ACAA champions, will play the Vancouver Island University Mariners at 9:30 p.m. Atlantic time, with the CCAA championship on the line.
While they led by as much as 20 at one point, the Hurricanes knew the game wasn’t going to be easy, said Hurricanes point guard Alvin Parker.
“They’re not a team you’re going to beat by 20 points. We didn’t see them as a team we could blow out, so we kept the same focus.”
Holland College was motivated to get on the floor for this game, said Hurricanes centre and New Glasgow native Chase Bowden.
“Everyone was quiet in the warm-up, and usually that’s a bad thing, but everyone was just so focused. We were motivated to prove that we belong here, and we’re one of the best teams in the country.”
Includes files from TC Media